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Gall bladder to blame for campaign dizziness
Barry, calm down. Dont panic. Dont read hastily.

Voters want say in flag, Confederate monument
Isn't it encouraging to know that we Columbia Countians, our county and even our little newspaper have identities distinctly different than that of our next door neighbor? By all means, lets fight to keep it that way.

Confederate marker shouldn't be at annex
It is with great pride that I pass each day and view our countys beautiful new courthouse annex on Ronald Reagan Drive. It is a true symbol of our countys progression and success. Visiting friends and family members agree.

Harlem race begins for mayoral post
This year's Harlem mayoral race will give city residents a chance to do something they haven't done before - elect a four-year mayor.

Few choose other schools under 'Left Behind' law
Six Columbia County pupils will move out of the county's three Title I schools through the "choice" provision of the No Child Left Behind Law.

'News-Times' unveils Web site
Beginning today, readers have another way of connecting with The Columbia County News-Times with the launch of the newspaper's Web site.

Voters call for at-large leader
Local legislative delegates say they will look at the way the school board chairman is elected, after voters in the Republican primary overwhelmingly said they would favor an at-large chairman.

County fair set for next month
The Merchants Association of Columbia County is preparing to kick off its annual fund-raiser that organizers hope the entire community enjoys - the 37th annual Columbia County Fair.

Home to history
THOMSON - In about a year, the restoration project at Hickory Hill will be complete and The Watson-Brown Foundation will realize its dream of creating a museum that will reflect the life and times of Sen. Tom Watson.

New government center officially opens in Evans
It was not a distinction lost on Chief Superior Court Judge William Fleming: Friday morning Columbia County was home to both the oldest and newest operating courthouses in Georgia.

City revokes business license after bust
Grovetown City Council member David Daughtry called the decision a no-brainer.

SAT scores beat state, U.S. average
Though Columbia County's SAT scores dropped five points this year, school officials say its scores are still well above the national and state average.

Police blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

School lunches
Columbia County school lunch menu

Current events
The Ladies Auxiliary of Post 192, Evans, will hold a Grandma's Delight dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Hall on Legion Drive off Owens Road.

Get up and go
The Blue Ridge Elementary School Council is scheduled to meet on the following dates at 7:30 a.m. in conference room of the school's media center. The school is at 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans. The meeting dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 18, Apr. 15, and May 20.

Property transfers
Norman A. Reyes to Allen E. Slavens and Candace W. Slavens, 127 Dresden Dr., $90,000

Time capsule
As reported in The Columbia News 60 years ago on Thursday, September 3, 1942.

Views from vacation
Readers share photos of their summer getaways

No denial: Voters want school board chairman
When Columbia County Republican Party Chairman Alvin Starks placed 12 voter questions on the primary ballot, it was with the understanding that the poll would help draw voters to the ballot box, and the answers would provide fodder for later political discussions.

Little room for stars, but plenty of space for workers
The phrase prima donna used to mean, a female opera singer of the highest rank.

Traffic relief ahead for Washington Road in Evans
Its a commuters nightmare lately in Columbia County.

Old warnings live forever
The most recent issue of U.S. News & World Report is to urban-legend fans as a Snickers bar is to a sugar junkie.

Chase for the win
It didn't take long for Melissa Chase to face her first coaching crisis with the Harlem High School softball team.

Prep soccer season starts 5-0
By starting the 2002 season with five straight wins, the Augusta Preparatory Day School soccer team has reached unchartered territory.

Sports briefs
The Martinez-Evans Sting fast-pitch softball team has a limited number of openings for girls who will be 12 years old or younger Jan. 1, 2003. The team will compete in travel tournament play this fall, and next spring and summer. Interested high-caliber players with a positive attitude should call 868-9614 to schedule a tryout.

High school sports schedule
Tuesday Cross Country: Augusta Prep/Augusta Christian at Ben Lippen, 5 p.m.

Area has some of the states hottest football prospects
Last week recruiting expert Jamie Newberg, who is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgable recruiting analysts in the country, rated the top 100 college football prospects in Georgia on his website (

Prep sets sights on volleyball title
The Augusta Preparatory Day School Volleyball team is playing for more than pride this season.


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